Algarve celebrates European Heritage Days

The Algarve’s monuments are once more taking part in the European Heritage Days celebrations.
Under the banner “Heritage, always a Discovery”, the initiative promoted by the European Council and the European Union will bring a variety of events over the weekend of September 26-28.
First up will be ‘4 Sítios e 4 Lendas’ (4 Places and 4 Legends) bringing theatre, dancing and music to Loulé castle at 4.30pm.
Then, on the same day, the 1927 silent movie ‘Metropolis’ by Fritz Lang will be shown at the Milreu ruins in Estoi, Faro, at 4pm, with musical accompaniment on the piano from Luís Conceição.
The next day, there will be walks between 1pm and 6pm at Aljezur castle and a performance by accordionist Fábio Palma at Sagres fortress at 5pm.
On Sunday the 28th, the Milreu ruins in Estói will be the setting for a concert by accordionist Gonçalo Pescada and violinist João Pedro Cunha at 4pm.
And an hour later at Ermida de Nossa Senhora da Guadalupe (pictured) in Vila do Bispo, the celebrations will come to an end with a play and poetry readings. All the events are free.
The European Heritage Days’ initiative has become famous for opening the doors to the public of certain historical buildings that remain off-limits the rest of the year.
According to organisers, the cultural events highlight “local skills and traditions, architecture and works of art”.
The broader aim of the initiative is to “bring EU citizens together in harmony despite the differences in cultures and languages”.